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KMT National Congress will be held as scheduled: official

KMT National Congress will be held as scheduled: official

Taipei, July 4 (CNA) The ruling Kuomintang will not postpone the National Congress scheduled for July 19 but will keep the event simple and solemn, KMT Secretary-general Lee Shih-chuan (???) said Saturday. Lee was responding to a proposal by KMT Legislator Lee Ching-hua (???) that the party put off the National Congress in the wake of the colored powder inferno at a New Taipei water park that left two dead and over 400 injured. According to Lee Shih-chuan, the National Congress is coming very soon, and all the party representatives will attend. Because some party representatives living overseas have taken leave of absence and booked their flight tickets, it would be difficult to change the date of the National Congress now, he said. He said, however, that the National Congress will change from a all-day event to a half-day event, and will keep its proceedings simple and solemn so as to avoid giving the impression that the KMT is extravagant and campaigning in a big way even after the tragic explosion. At the National Congress, the KMT is expected to officially confirm the nomination of Hung Hsiu-chu (???), vicepresident of the Legislative Yuan, as the party's presidential candidate for 2016. (By Kelven Huang and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-22 07:34 GMT+08:00